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The Great Lost Bear

Not Rated.
The Great Lost BearThe Great Lost Bear
BA SCORE
95
world-class

151 Ratings
Ratings: 151
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Taps: 69
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

540 Forest Ave
Portland, Maine, 04101-1507
United States
phone: (207) 772-0300

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @greatlostbear

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Reviews by Mebuzzard:
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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

My first stop in Portland, and what a way to start!

Family restaurant it seems to me (is it next to a brewing store??) with several rooms and a bar. Older looking place--confirmed by my friend who had come here when she was child (like 30 years ago or so). Wood dominates, a bit dark. We got a table in the corner to catch up and chat....and for me to drink.

Yes, the beer selection is the best in the area--for local offerings. Not a huge Belgian, or strong ale, or whatever specialty. It has beer, and plenty of it. I went with a flight of custom selections: all locals!

I got a tuna melt and shared some nachos. Food will fill you up, for sure. Watch it, cuz you'll have to drink more and you better have room. Perhaps my favorite place in Portland. While not the best "beer bar", it's easy to find, easy to get comfy and a good place to chill out

Mebuzzard, Aug 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Reds76, Saturday at 06:00 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

BEERMILER12, Friday at 07:00 AM
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

A must-go-to on the Maine beer trail. Dozens of Maine beers on tap. Great staff and tasty food, too.

illpass78, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Mikecap, Nov 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

meb3476, Nov 04, 2014
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ferillo, Oct 27, 2014
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etmur007, Oct 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

meehandennis, Oct 18, 2014
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RichD, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Trashcat, Oct 11, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -12.3%

asherchase, Oct 04, 2014
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CAMay, Oct 04, 2014
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dexterk1, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 15, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

mdaschaf, Sep 15, 2014
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EyePeeAyBryan, Sep 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

My first exposure to the craft beer scene (many years ago). This place will always be something special for me. Always an interesting tap list, and their sandwiches are awesome!

hudsonheat, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Gatordaddy, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

good food good beer good service what else can you expect.. maybe more parking

aking32753, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

It was great to finally get in a visit. Funky ass place, great vibe and character. Beer list was impressive and balanced. Service was friendly, knowledgable and prompt. My food was rather disappointing, steak fajita with four huge chunks of very tough 'tips'. But, overall a nice experience and a great spot for a beer geeky couple with three kids in tow.

bosshop, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Kevincredible, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Tidesox28, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

abrodsky, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

billab914, Aug 03, 2014
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The Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME
95 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.